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This part of my life is called Xfce

I have been using gnome for some times now, and I feel like I want to experience other X Window. I have used Fluxbox in the past, but it was affecting my productivity, so I never really made the switch. This time, I will try Xfce for a little while. We used to have this window manager at McGill, and it is very light, and fast. The cool thing about xfce is that I can setup a transparent shell on the background. Here is a picture:

Cut/Copy and paste in vi

To cut and paste in vi: Get to command mode (press esc) and type mx at the start of the place you would like to cut and go to the position where you want to stop cutting and type d'x. Explanation: m starts a buffer with name x and d'x will cut it . To copy and paste in vi: Type mx and y'x Explanation: same as above except that y'x is meant for yanking (copying) buffer with name x.

My first Apple product !

I finally bought my first Apple product. To be honest, I am not a real fan of Apple but that being said, their IPhone kicks ass!! I don't really want to get into a discussion on whether we should go for Apple products because this would sound similar to asking whether Windows is better than Linux or whether KDE is better than Gnome... The IPhone I recently bought is my second smartphone. The first one was a Nokia N95 8GB, which was very comparable to the IPhone in terms of features. I have been using the N95 for 4-5 months, and the IPhone for only 3 or 4 days, and let me tell you that the IPhone is my best choice! To be more fair, let say Nokia has features that the IPhone doesn't have (like 5MegaPixel camera, very good video recording), and the IPhone has .... the rest ! I encoutered some problems with the IPhone, though. I wanted to do some simple tasks but the IStore doesn't have the application (for free of course!) that can help me with that. For instance, think abou